Individuals and Small Groups in Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust

Individuals and Small Groups in Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust

A Case Study of a Young Couple and their Friends

By Ben Braber

This book aims to increase our knowledge and deepen the understanding of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust by examining personal circumstances and characteristics of Jewish resistance members and the formation of small Jewish resistance groups.

Hardback, 162 Pages

ISBN:9781839983580

April 2022

£80.00, $125.00

  • About This Book
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  • Table of Contents
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About This Book

This book aims to increase our knowledge and deepen the understanding of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust by examining personal circumstances and characteristics of Jewish resistance members and the formation of small Jewish resistance groups during the Second World War. It is a carefully researched, fully annotated and referenced case study that examines primary and secondary sources, including evidence from oral history interviews with resistance members and documentary evidence, which have been conducted and was collected by the author during almost 40 years of research on the subject but were previously unavailable in English. It uses a qualitative analysis to investigate individual and small group manifestations of Jewish resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands between 1940 and 1945. This study contributes to historiography, but its focus enables a different interpretation and displays a new view of history. It is a scholarly work, but it is also easily accessible for students and general readers interested in this subject.

Reviews

The unique story of the couple whose story stands at the centre of this book makes it a very worthwhile story to tell. The history of the Jews of Holland during the war is known, so are many of the details that have to do with the resistance movement, particular through the book that I have recently edited together with Alan Schneider. However never has it been told through the story of a particular person or couple, making it a unique way of presenting the material. As such it is definitely a very original and useful contribution to the scholarship of the period, to the issue of resistance during the Holocaust, and the history of Dutch Jewry during the period in question. —Judy Baumel-Schwartz, Director, Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research; Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Professor in Holocaust Research; and Rabbi Pynchas Brener Professor in Research on the Holocaust of European Jewry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Braber offers great insight into a seldom-studied area of Holocaust history: Jews who resisted the Nazis to save other Jews. This tale of agency and courage will appeal to specialist scholars and researchers as well as general readers of World War II history. —Jeffrey Koerber, Assistant Professor, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Chapman University, California, USA

Author Information

Dr. Ben Braber is a historian and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. He is a recognised expert on Jewish resistance, a subject he has published on extensively.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations; Prologue; Introduction; 1. Mokum and Mediene; 2. The Wedding; 3. The Rising Tide; 4. The Birth of Ruth; 5. Deportation; 6. Escape from Westerbork; 7. The Birth of Marjan; 8. Murder in the Gallery; 9. In Hiding; Epilogue; Conclusion; Sources and Bibliography; Index.

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